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on a special edition of "nightline" a white house christmas. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama sit down with our own barbara walters for their first interview together since the election. >>> tonight's former president george hw bush was in a hospital in intensive care. he is fighting in an elevated fever. he was in hospital with complications from a bout of bronchitis. doctors said they expected the former president would only spend a few days in the hospital and be home for christmas, but his condition worsened with a spike in his fever and he is now in guarded condition in the intensive care unit. >>> a powerful winter storm that lashed the midwest and south is moving to the northeast. in boston the high winds are actually blowing the snow sideways. forecasters, however, say the snow will be gone tomorrow. across the midwest, blizzard warnings are in affect for eight states. the snow, sleet and the rain across the highways have contributed to six deaths. and just driving itself is a real hassle. >> we were trying to get out. >> yes, we were trying to get out of the par
tonight. good evening. i'm ama dates. president obama visited the grief-stricken community of newtown, connecticut where he met with the victims' families. he will have more on tonight's services in a few minutes. we begin with abc news reporter laura anthony live in the community still reeling from the shooting that took 27 lives. laura? >> reporter: that's right, ama. the community is still reeling and starting to heal a little bit. in the meantime we learned new information. we learned adam lanza, the shooter, and his mother who was a gunnen enthusiast. abc news has learned that she actually visited a gun range in this area on several occasions. and we learned on one occasion she brought her son adam with her. now, it is unclear at this point whether he fired any guns there. >> reporter: the grieving continued late into the night in the tiny new england village of sandy hook, a community still trying to come to grips with all they lost. in the center of town near the christmas tree, the memorial grows to the 26 people killed by adam lanza at the local elementary school two days ago
'll have more on the heroes. >> president obama will attend a memorial service tomorrow night in newtown in his saturday radio address, the president called for action. >> we have to come together and we're going to have to take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this from happening. >> vigils honoring those killed are being held around the nation, including right here in the bay area. cornell bernard is live at grace cathedral. >> the choirs have been performing holiday concerts here for decades, but tonight the concerts have become a solemn dedication to the connecticut shooting victims. ♪. reporter: the special arrangement of silent night had a new meaning, dedicated to the victims of the shooting and so was the entire holiday concert at the cathedral. >> the songs and the beauty of them echos and makes you think about life and it's very precious and the things you need to do. >> may god be with you. >> bishop mark andrews wanted to channel the grief so many people have been feeling. he says gun violence must stop. >> the simple solution about gun control is not enough
can get that done. >> president obama called for immediate action, but there was that vote in the senate tonight. >> we are going to come in at 11:00 a.m. tomorrow morning, and we will have further announcements perhaps at 11:00 in the morning. i certainly hope so. >> mitch mcconnell frustrated with the lack of progress called vice president biden in for help. biden is now said to be playing a direct role. >> there is no single issue that remains an impossible sticking point. the sticking point appears to be a willingness or interest or want to close the deal. >> drastic spending cuts will go into affect and taxes go up for everyone. the tax impact for the average american family is more than $3400. senate leaders continue to work on the stop gap bill. the sticking points remain. >> there is still significant distance between the two sides. negotiations continue. >> negotiations will continue through the night. now with just hours to go until the deadline. abc news, washington. >>> as the government teeters on the edge of the fiscal cliff, you might want to change your tax
the sleepy hollow creek however. >> president obama urged twitter followers on monday to support his position on fiscal cliff debate. president wants debt reduction that includes higher taxes on the wealthy. congressional republicans came one a counter proposal. their plan would reduce the national debt by 2.2 trillion including 800 billion in new tax revenue but no tax increase for the top 2% of earners. if congress and president can not reach an agreement income taxes will automatically go up for nearly all americans. >> 7 news teaming up with a job journal for another higher event. cawters have more than 350 jobs available at the free event in san jose. >> among the company hiring, hyatt regency santa clara. california army national guard. new york life insurance and financial services as well as sleep train.so what to do bring the resume to the double tree hotel in san jose from noon until 4 tomorrow. good opportunity to perhaps find the job you are looking for. >> magician from chico is recovering from severe burns to his head and face it happened while wayne was performing on telev
to the wire. but will congress bow to president obama's pressure. >> and the i-team reveal while the state unemployment department won't answer your phone call when you knead the most help. >> the fight against the growing crime in oakland. what community leaders say >> ama: our breaking news from the south bay. san jose firefighters are battling a two-alarm fire in an important building -- an apartment building. firefighters say a second floor apartment is fully engulfed in flames. there's a report of one injury to a person suffering smoke inhalation. >> a family is grieving the loss of a father and son. the father tried to save his nine-year-old son who was overtaken by a wave. both victims were pronounced dead after rescuers recovered them off the shore. >>> san francisco police are looking for the man who robbed a woman, then killed her dog, last night. the 12-year-old pekingese was thrown on the street in front of traffic. a witness to the crime is offering a $1,000 reward to capture the taker. >> three horses were killed on highway 2 0 in redwood city after escaping from a farm. two
from president obama. while new york city city mayor michael bloomberg sends a message to the nra. >> we are going to
of five don't know it. that's why the u.s. created worlds aids day in 1995. several hundred people obama served -- observed the day and awarded nancy pelosi for her work and a scholarship to a woman who teaches teens about aids and six. >> rather they learn from me i don't know any youth want to talk to a 30 or 40-year-old about hiv or using a condom but i'm that bridge. >> also kicked off a text to donate campaign. donate $10 too the memorial, text the worth heal to 501501. >> despite the rain cr there were several holiday parades and tree lightings, hundreds of people lined main street in pleasant ton for the city's annual parade. a few spectators had umbrellas but for the most part the crowd lucked out. there was only occasional drizzle. >> we're glad it stopped raining. >> ama: the rain picked up a little bit as they lit the official tree just before 7:00. all in all the event squeezed in nicely between the weekend storms, and nice to get a little break but that's already out the window. >> leigh: getting a little bit of a lull right now. checking out the live doppler 7hd, high defin
brothers. >> in addition to the hospital visit, he recently talked with students at oakland's barack obama academy. they played touch football and the kids learned a available lesson. joy i taught them about the 10 -- >> i taught them about the 10-second rule. they have 10 seconds to decide is this something i should be doing or not? that's the best way to do it. >> here the raiders presented a check for $10,000 as part of the play 60 grant. five lucky students got to ask some hard-hitting questions like how did they get so buff? and it is a chance for them to see heros up close. >> a lot of us came from the same place these kids are coming from. it let us know they cared. we want these kids to know we do care and something good can come out of them. >> he was saying that growing up he never got to interact with nfl players and that's why they like to get out. >>> speaking of the raiders they had the weekend off. but he was kind enough to sit down and talk about football, al davis and a >>> the raider season is all but over as they lost their 6th straight game thursday night to denver. a b
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